Russian Helicopters successfully tests Ansat aircraft under high temperatures in Pakistan

08:33 PM | 27 Nov, 2017
Russian Helicopters successfully tests Ansat aircraft under high temperatures in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD - The Russian Helicopters holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, has successfully demonstrated the Ansat’s capability to operate at extremely high ambient air temperatures.

The vehicle is being tested in Pakistan. Besides, Russian Helicopters held a presentation of Ansat for potential Pakistani customers.

The guests learned about the competitive advantages of Ansat and the preliminary tests results being carried out since late October. The helicopter’s capability to operate at a temperature of up to +50 degrees Celsius has already been ascertained.

“We received several letters from our potential customers regarding their intention to buy the vehicles. Besides, there is an agreement that Ansat will be inspected by technical experts from a series of Pakistani businesses and governmental agencies. This helicopter also arouses interest in the countries of Asia and the Middle East, therefore, extension of the temperature range would allow to increase the number of potential buyers,” stated Alexander Scherbinin, Deputy General Director for Marketing and Development of the Russian Helicopters holding company.

Ansat aircraft

Ansat is a Russian light multipurpose twin-engine helicopter serial produced at the Kazan helicopter plant.

The helicopter has a classic single-rotor design with a four blade main rotor and a two-blade tail rotor. The hinge-less main rotor makes it easier to handle and significantly reduces its operating costs.

The Ansat has a metal fuselage, composite non load-bearing parts, and layered fibreglass blades. The Ansat boasts the largest cabin in its class with a wide sliding door and can transport up to 8 passengers.

Ansat is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 207K 630 hp turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system that ensures the helicopter can continue to fly if one engine fails.

The Ansat’s avionics, piloting and navigation systems include an on-board information system, multi-functional indicators and a failure warning system.

The training model uses a KSU-A fly-by-wire flight control system and has a four-channel digital integrated control system.

Ansat helicopter can be configured for a wide range of missions including cargo and passenger transportation, surveillance, search and rescue (SAR), fire-fighting, and MEDEVAC missions.

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The Mi-35M attack helicopter, the export version of the Mi-24 gunship, was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been produced in Russia since 2005.

Russia officially lifted an arms embargo against Pakistan, in place since the Soviet-Afghan War, in June 2014.

Pakistan and Russia agreed to the $153 million helicopter deal, which included training, spare parts and ground support equipment, during then-Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif’s visit to Russia in June 2016.